Friday, July 3, 2015

Focaccia Bread With Rosemary and Garlic | Italian Bread

When i searched for italian bread to try, i found this focaccia bread.The dough is similar to our pizza dough,so i'm confident that there wont be any major disaster. To me surprise i got wonderful golden crust on the top, usually getting color on the top is my major problem while baking any type of bread.



Since i bake it in small round pan, my bread is thicker than the usual one and also it's very spongy. But when i browse the image for focaccia bread, it doesnt look this much spongy, i think, this is because of the small baking pan, anyhow, the bread has wonderful flavor and we love it totally.

I'm glad that i tried this bread and also i acclaimed this is the best bread i baked so far.Now let see the procedure.


  
Ingredients 
All purpose flour/maida - 1 cup
Active dry yeast - 3/4 tsp
Olive oil - 3 tbl spn
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water - required

Crushed garlic - 1 tsp
Rosemary - 1 tsp

Procedure
Mix the yeast & sugar in lukewarm water and leave it aside for 15 minutes or till it's forthy.After 15 mins, it  become frothy and it's ready to use.


Now take the flour in a large bowl along with salt and  1 tbsp of oil , mix it well, then add yeast mixture and make a sticky dough with required water.

Then oil the bowl well with 1/2 tsp of olive oil and place the dough in the bowl ,cover it and leave it aside for 2 hours or until it doubles its volume.

After 2 hours,dough double in its size.Punch the dough to escape the air.Take the baking dish, grease it well with olive oil and keep it ready.


Now transfer the dough into baking dish and stretch it to the size of the pan with your fingers.
Let it sit for 20 mins, in the mean time preheat the oven . After 20 mins the dough slightly raises, make little dimples on the surface of the dough with your fingers.


Drizzle the remaining  11/2 tbsp of olive oil into the dimples of the dough and sprinkle rosemary on the top and bake it in the preheated oven at 220c for 15 mins.


Wonderful golden crust focaccia bread is ready. You can have it with bowl of soup.

Note:

  • To proof the yeast, make sure that the water is lukewarm. It should be 105F to 110F. If you dont have thermometer(like me) to measure the temperature. Put few drops of water in your wrist,  if it's warm  & comfortable to you, that's the correct temperature.
  • It tastes great with tomato soup.


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16 comments:

  1. Wow , now that's a beautiful spongy bread! Looks fabulous.

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    1. Yes it is Vaishali..Glad i tried that.

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  2. Thats a beautiful picture of you placing the bread on the table. The top looks golden brown and the bread looks real soft :-)

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    1. I'm great admirer of your photos..compliment from you for my photos means lot to me.

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  3. That's a beautiful bread with golden crust.

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  4. Love the golden crust you got on the focaccia.

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  5. Wat an absolutely irresistible focaccia, god that golden crust makes me hungry..

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  6. What an awesome texture of the focaccia. You have me craving for some now :)

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  7. beautiful texture of the focaccia!!! i am super tempted by this irresistible and soft focaccia!!

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  8. A flavorful bread, nice combo of herbs.

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  9. That is awesome bread there. Love the pictures as well.

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  10. you got such great height using a round pan - must try this method!

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  11. perfectly baked focaccia with great flavors...looks great..

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  12. Wow you have got such a perfect and tempting texture!..awesome...

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